Splendid villa located on an enchanting promontory, in the middle of Lake Como, was built by Cardinal Durini in the 18th century. Inside there are precious English and French furniture of the 18th century and the museum that collects finds from the exploration of Count Guido Monzino, the last owner. Balbianello is still today one of the most beautiful and romantic villas on the lake.
Villa del Balbianello can be visited every day except Mondays and Wednesdays (except holidays) from 10.00 to 18.00. Last entrance to the Villa: 4.30pm. Last entrance to the garden: 5.15 pm. ALWAYS CHECK POSSIBLE TIMES CHANGES ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
FAI members: free admission * Full: € 10 Reduced (4-14 years): € 5 Children under 4 years: free entry National Trust members: € 7 Disabled people with guide: free entry
Garden and Villa:
Visits are mandatory with a guide that cannot be booked, in groups of maximum 15 people, lasting about 60 minutes, in Italian and English (groups are formed on site). FAI member: € 4 Full: € 20 Children (4-14 years): € 10 Children under 4 years: free entry National Trust members and students under 25: € 14 Disabled people with guide: free entry
HOW TO GET TO VILLA BALBIANELLO
By public transport
Catch a boat or a fast boat to Lenno. Get off the boat – leave the lake on your back – start walking left on the promenade by the Lake. You will find a sign to the Villa entrance (about 20 minutes walking) or, at the Lido di Lenno, you can catch a taxi boat (€ 7,00 approx per person)